A travel blog of a journey that I started in 2010 and I don't know when it will end ...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sichuan (四川)

In Shangri-La we say goodbye to Jon's (different paths), and I continue with Ana, Niek, Mieke, Paulina and Michal to Sichuan Province.
We enter from the part that touches Tibet (60 years ago was Tibet...) and after a hard trip by bus (physically and visually beautiful) and passing points up to 4600m above sea level ...

We reach Xiangcheng (乡城 and 3200m altitude). We look for a acommodation and we visit yhe Tibetan monastery.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yúnnan (云南)

I left Laos... And just at the border I see so many big differents.

I took the bus from Mohan to Mengla (勐腊), my intention it was to take another bus to Yuanyang ( 元阳), but there’s only one at 7am. I bought the ticket for the next morning...

The market of Mengla I like very much and I start to feel the difficulty to communicate.

Next morning, having breakfast, I realize that I didn’t change the time of my mobile phone (my alarm) and that means that was about 7:45! My first transport that I lose.., what can I do?
The thing unexpected was that when I was going to buy another ticket to somewhere else, they give me the money back!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha is the place to do a trekking in Lao trough the deeps jungles forests with minorities etnies villages. The treks have to been done by a authorized guide, and the number of groups are limited. With this rule they try (theoretically) do less tourist impact on the villages. The Word Eco tourism is everywhere in Luang Namtha ...
At the bus I meet Jon (Oregon, USA), he is going the same way that I am. We were eating a noodles at the night market and I meet again Richard and Natalie. All together and Kevin (Canada) went to look witch treks are offered...
We decide to do Mhong trek, 2 days doing overnight in a home stay.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nong Khiaw & Muang Ngoi Neua

Nong Khiaw is a village next to the river Nam Ou sorrounded by majestic mountains where you can do trekkings to see some caves and waterfalls and at the same time you can visit small villages.